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Dunga praises Brazil star Neymar and discusses his role for national team

Neymar is the difference for Brazil
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Former Brazil boss Dunga has praised forward Neymar and explained that his importance is much greater than just his goals.

The Barcelona forward has been one of the stars of the 2014 World Cup, scoring four times in four matches and generally impresses the world with his talent.

The youngster could have played in the 2010 World Cup had Dunga selected him, at the time the Santos attacker wasn’t apparently ready, but now the 50-year-old believes Neymar is the difference for Brazil.

He told Marca: "Neymar is very important for Brazil. He is very focused, playing well, scoring goals.

“It's very important for a player of his level, not just to play well and create opportunities, but also to finish actions and score goals, that makes the difference.”

Dunga went on to discuss the different styles Neymar has to adapt to with his club side Barcelona and then with the Brazil national team.

He added: "There's a big difference between the Neymar of Brazil and that of Barça.

“Neymar's way is to dribble the ball and go in and attack the opposition, and Barça's is one touch football.

“So, Neymar in Barcelona, playing the ball, is like any other player. When it comes to the national side, though, Neymar has his freedom and it brings out the creativity he has.”


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